The Dream Flag Project, inspired by the poetry of Langston Hughes and the tradition of Nepalese Buddhist prayer flags, is an annual poetry/art/community-connection project for k-12 students. Started in 2003, the project has spread to more than one hundred schools from Portland to Palm Beach. To date, more than 40,000 Dream Flags have been created by students in 34 states of the U.S. and by students in Canada, Australia, Honduras, China, Japan, Costa Rica, Nepal, Rwanda, Kenya, and South Africa.
To participate in the project, teachers register on this web site. There is no fee. Students first read poetry of Langston Hughes, particularly his dream poems. Then they create their own dream poems and transfer them onto pieces of 8